Title

Carotenoids in Unexpected Places: Gall Midges, Lateral Gene Transfer, and Carotenoid Biosynthesis In Animals

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2013

Abstract

•Gall midges are the third animal clade with carotenoid biosynthetic genes.•The genes were acquired by an ancient lateral gene transfer from fungi.•With aphid and spider mites, they form a monophyletic group within fungi.•The transfers likely happened independently to each animal group.

DOI

10.1016/j.ympev.2013.03.012